Posted On: Oct 26, 2023

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Blue/Green Deployments now supports safer, simpler, and faster updates to your Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL databases. Blue/Green Deployments create a fully managed staging environment using PostgreSQL community logical replication, that allows you to deploy and test production changes, keeping your current production database safer. With a few clicks, you can promote the staging environment to be the new production system in as fast as a minute, with no data loss and no changes to your application to switch database endpoints. 

Use Amazon RDS Blue/Green Deployments for deploying changes to production, such as major version database engine upgrades, schema changes, maintenance updates, and scaling instances. Blue/Green Deployments use built-in switchover guardrails that will time-out promotion of the staging environment if it exceeds your maximum tolerable downtime, detects replication errors, or identifies instance health check errors. 

Amazon RDS Blue/Green Deployments is now available for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL for versions 11.21 and higher, 12.16 and higher, 13.12 and higher, 14.9 and higher, and 15.4 and higher in all applicable AWS Regions, including the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. Amazon RDS Blue/Green Deployments is also available for Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition 5.6 and higher, Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.7 and higher, and Amazon RDS for MariaDB 10.3 and higher.

In a few clicks, update your databases using Amazon RDS Blue/Green Deployments via the Amazon RDS Console. Learn more about Blue/Green Deployments on the Amazon RDS features page and AWS Blog.